Pineapple – The Sustainable Fiber

Did anyone know there is also pineapple yarn?  I can imagine the textures.  I had no idea.

Habu Textiles is one of the companies that makes pineapple yarn.  The description says it is great for making “mats, window covering or knitting & crocheting hats, bags, etc.”  It is supposed to work great for both knitting and crochet.  I’m going to put pineapple fiber yarn on my list of products to try.

(Events) Crochet at Michaels Open House

I demo’d crochet yesterday at two stores for Michaels open house. Heading back again today to celebrate Lion Brand’s 135th Birthday and demo crafts made with Bonbons.  As part of the celebration:

  • 20% off sale on all Lion Brand yarns.
  • A chance to enter a raffle to win one of 135 prize packs filled with Lion Brand yarns.
  • A tutorial from the Michaels staff on how to make a scarf or necklace with Bonbons.
  • The first 25 customers will receive a free Bonbon.

Lion Brand 135th Birthday Party celebration takes place today at all participating Michaels stores from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

*no compensation received for this promo, except for salary received as Michaels employee

Time for Holiday Crochet?

What happened to summer?!!!!!

it's time for holiday crochet projects

I am sitting here getting a nauseous feeling in my stomach because it is September, and I have to start getting serious about whatever projects I plan to crochet for the winter holidays. Every year I say I’m going to be ahead of the game and start early, and I always get jammed up and end up abandoning most of my projects. I already started purchasing gifts this summer for the same reason so if I am serious about making things this year, I need to start planning now. Anyone else feel like this?

I got some great things from Tuesday Morning this month.  I have to take some pics and show what I got.  It is a big hit or miss at that store.  August was a bust, but I made out in September.

Free Pattern and Crochet Savvy Magazine Fall Issue

Wafle Crochet HeadbandThe Fall issue of Crochet Savvy magazine is available for download. This is the third issue of this new magazine dedicated to “Fashionable … Trendy … Modern …” crochet “for the Crochet Enthusiastic.” Visit the website at and check out the yarn reviews, featured designers, recipes, crafts, and contests. You can download the magazine for free on the Crochet Savvy website or from MagCloud.

The current issue of Crochet Savvy has a free pattern from This Is Crochet — Waffle Crochet Headband. This is an accessory for girls of all ages. The instructions are for both the narrow and wide versions.

Michaels Open House – September 8

This Saturday, September 8, Michaels is holding its annual Open House from 11am to 3pm. This is an opportunity for you to come to the stores and meet all the Discover instructors. Michaels is also offering a 50% Off All Discover Classes bonus to anyone who registers for classes during the Open House.

I will be at the Dunwoody and Alpharetta stores on Saturday. Hope to see those of you who can attend there.